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paying your tax this is week, listen up. we'll talk about you who you might be able to catch a break in the future with an alternative mmximum tax. hmmm, i like the idea of that. you can only pay the government a certain amount and not a penny more, dammit. but what is the threshold? we are playing music. are we doing a segment? let's bring in john cochran, professor at university of chicago boothe school of business. he wrote a editorial of this we have peter morici. he is one of our favorite economists of course. john, explain this concept to me. this is your idea. what's the idea behind this? that after a certain point it is harming the economy to pay too much tax? >> yeah. we all know that. the other point is that we have a big fragmented tax system. so i want to add up not just federal income taxes but there is federal, state income taxes, local income taxes, property taxes, estate taxes real estate transer it taxes, sales taxes. taxes you pay for your employees. when you add it up you're likely paying more than you think. the alternative minimum tax to make sure people don't en
't -- the guy supposed to be watching out for things like false tax refunds going out the door. so this is a twist on we have been asked to pay our fair share. now they have been caught taking their fair share. this has national implications because of the government furloughs. in other words, budget cuts, federal workers being laid off. the federal workers are basically allegedly getting government benefits but then getting rehired and not telling the government that they have been rehired. so 13 of these irs workers were caught essentially lying saying there were still out of a job when they weren't. gerri: what a story, but what it reminds me of, didn't you report that lots and lots of federal workers don't pay their income taxes? >> that's right. something like three and half billion in back taxes. 312,000 federal workers searching all across branches of the federal government. the department of housing and urban development, the government printing office, the most. even the treasury department, some myra's workers are not paying their federal taxes. get this. another twist. w
showed surprising resilience dealing with the payroll tax cut exploration and with the first quarter spending close to what it was fourth quarter. so not a real hit and a decline in gasoline prices will give a consumer and nice boost in to the second quarter summer driving season. even in the short term to avoid getting overly pessimistic. connell: thank you very much dagen: she is trying to get us excited about gas that is $3.51 nationwide. [laughter] the frantic search for survivors has a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant levels homes and businesses across a small texas town. connell: carnival invest hundreds of millions of upgrades but now another one of the ships briefly losing power at sea, believe it or not. now look at the price of oil today below $87. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, the
, by the way, talk of an online sales tax. harry reid is suggesting there's a vote on an online sales tax next week. ebay's way down on that. it's own growth forecast as well as the interpret sales tax possibility. ibay's down three bucks, what do you have to add on that? >> i have to add the european story that the chief financial officer of ebay saying the european economy is weaker, weaker british pounds to dense paypal results. put that together, it's a loser. >> it is, big stock, big drop. thanks nicole. to hoyer, the to littization of the boston bombing linking them to the sequester cuts. here's a question a fox news producer asked mr. hoyer. i'm quoting directly. do you think this can help to make an argument to turn off the sequester? here's the congressman's response, well, i think there are compelling arguments to not have turned on the sequester and multiple reasons for investing in our security and don't pursue across the board irrational cutting priorities and buy the same percentage. i think this is another proof of that. if proof is needed, which i don't think, frankly, it is. t
: that underestimate the effect of the tax hikes? >> no doubt about it. we have been underweight a negative on the home building and consumer discretionary dough mess i canly levered sectors for a couple reasons. one we thought the market was underestimating the tax effect as you alluded to. the second piece was the market was understilting the fact that the mortgage credit channel remains impaired. you see that in bank earnings this week. all the disappointment on the banking side has come on the mortgage channel. david: why bank of america got hit so hard. >> bank of america, jpmorgan, wells fargo. in essence this is a function of freddie and fannie as well as the fha still mispricing mortgage credit risk. and, there are still being unresolved issues in the banking system about capital requirements for basal 3 and bank uncertainty. david: what about what we still have. you advise getting into bond-like stocks . what do you mean by that? >> well, in essence we've had this outperformance of the more defensive sectors but it is not so much that they're defensive. we're talking about stable cash flows, s
. and the president who accuse someone by the name of mitt romney of not paying his taxes. by golly, they get away with it. at some point here facts are going to begin to matter to the american people. your nose? maybe, maybe, just maybe we were right. now, when the president calls on citizens who want to preserve their constitutional rights and the nra lyres, i think we're getting pretty close to the point. i think if you try much harder, mr. president, we will get there. when things get crazy they get crazier. and elvis impersonator arrested. "dobbs law" next. disappointing economic reports and earnings driving the market's lower. a former ceo of the dnc, john allison's eyes this to tell us what it means. the gang of eight makes its pitch for emigration reforms. the secretary of state, chris go back tells us why it is just one big, bad idea. ♪ are you still sleeping? just wanted to check and make sure that we were on schedule. the first technology of its kind... mom and dad, i have great news. is now providing answers families need. siemens. answers. @ you know it even after all these yea
that list, mcallen taxes . you can always check it out. foxbusiness.com. see what is trending. well, later in the show, small-business is spending a lot of time and resources and social media. is there investment paying off? unions going through labor pains getting desperate for more numbers. and so you here where they're lookinnow. ♪ are yostill sleeping? just wanted to check and make sure that we were on schedule. the first technology of its kind... mom and dad, i have great news. is now providi answers families need. siemens. answers. gerri: our nation's charter schools are under threat. unions tried to organize church ♪ >> from the fox business studios in new york city, it's "the willis report" with gerri willis. ♪ gerri: well, unions trying to infiltrate chaer schools across the country in order to fuel their coffers. joining me now with the threat unions pose to our nation's charter schools, ceo of the illinois policy institute. welcome back to the show. you know, i find this interesting because charter schools typically haveot been a place that unions have been very successful
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want to get to two pieces very quickly. the arrest in taxes of the wife of the exit justice of the pie there charged with three murders. the d.a., assistant d.a., and the wife of the district attorney. >> the odd thing about that is police went and basically on her confession that she was the one who often these people, sort of, i guess, in retribution for has been getting convicted. very convoluted. he gets convicted of stealing and lost his job. lou: stealing three computers. >> shooting three innocent people. now warmer has it that she will also put the gun and arouse the sand. right now he has not been charged with mders. >> in jail for making terroristic threats, and he is in jail for the bond. what she is now saying, she's the one that pull the trigger. they found a warehouse full of arms and the car. has really been -- the investigation has been amazing. lou: we d't have an opportunity to do this enough. the investigators, law enforcement agencies, the prosecutors have been brilliant in the state of texas in the way in which they have handled this. >> without a doubt. and the fa
and also the outlooks are all netive because the sequester, payroll tax cut that went away, all that stuff, melissa is factoring i think what is happening in these companies to where mark's point, yeah they have all run up and now we're starting to say the cows are coming home and we don't have true eaings growth, the top-line growth that we need. melissa: lance, that is absolutely right. that is the theme we hear again and ain, they can't grow the top line because the economy isn't supporting that. what do you do? how do you respond to that? how do you protect your money? >> well the thing is you have to understand, actually mark hit on a great point, since 2009 revenuesnly grown by about 7% of the earnings have grown by almost 230%. the disparity's come from things like stock buybacks, accounting gimmickry in terms when do we account for stuff and when we don't. and so what drives corporate growth in the stock markets over the long term is that top line revenue, sales. that's what we node to see. that is what --. melissa: lance, i know that, tell me how do i protect my wealth in light of
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